Professor of Classical and Historical Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Classical Studies, Foreign Languages, Cultures, and Literatures, Historical Studies
B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Specializes in classics and ancient historiography. Awards include Princeton University Fellowship (1968–69); University of California Chancellor's Fellowship (1971); National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship (1979; 1984–85); University of Southern California Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching (1991); among others. Visiting distinguished professor, Vassar College (2001–02); Phi Beta Kappa National Lecturer (2002–03); also taught at Stanford University and University of Southern California. Publications include introduction and commentary to Herodotus: The Histories
(Oxford University Press, 1998); Thucydides' War Narrative: A Structural Study
(University of California Press, 2005); The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus
(edited with John Marincola, Cambridge University Press, 2006); and numerous articles in academic journals. At Bard since 2003.